BIOL
UN3995
Topics in Biology: Crossroads in Bioethics
Semester: 
Spring 2018
Section Number: 
001
Days of the Week: 
Wednesdays
Time: 
1:10pm - 2:25pm
Location: 
503 Hamilton Hall
Number of Credits: 
2
Course Description: 

Prerequisites: Introductory Biology or equivalent. Topics in Biology: Crossroads in Bioethics (Section 001 Spring semester) , This two credit multidisciplinary and interactive course will focus on contemporary issues in bioethics and medical ethics. Each topic will cover both the underlying science of new biotechnologies and the subsequent bioethical issues that emerge from these technologies. Each topic will introduce a bioethical principle that will be explored using case studies. Students are expected to prepare for each class based on the assignment so that classroom time will be devoted to discussion, case presentations, and role playing rather than merely lectures. Topics include stem cell research, human reproductive cloning, bioterrorism, neuroethics, genetic screening, medical stem cell tourism, patents and science, forensic science and the interface of science and culture/religion.

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